You must place used sharps in a proper container. Free containers are available at L.A. County Household Hazardous Waste Collection events or at the City of Los Angeles' S.A.F.E. center (1-888-CLEAN LA) or www.CleanLA.com
You can also place sharps in a container that does not leak, break or puncture such as plastic detergent containers. The lid must be taped, sealed, and the container labeled "SHARPS."